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RESISTING RAMPAL

‘Go back NTPC, get out India’ rahnuma ahmed Of all the slogans raised in protest against the coal power plant being built at Rampal in Bagerhat, this one’s the best.

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Modi visits Bangladesh, but Teesta is not even in the agenda

by Taj Hashmi Last time I met my old friend Gowher Rizvi at his office in December 2011, he was very upbeat and optimistic about the “impending” Teesta water sharing agreement with India. He seemed to have reposed absolute trust … Continue reading

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The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger and a Forgotten Genocide.

 By Gary Bass. The Economist UNTIL 1971 Pakistan was made up of two parts: west and east. Both Muslim-dominated territories were born out of India’s bloody partition 24 years earlier, though they existed awkwardly 1,600km apart, divided by hostile Indian … Continue reading

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Part VI Military-installed caretaker govt, or a ‘consortium’ govt?

by rahnuma ahmed Yesterday, I had ended with the words, “there is still hope.” But, of course, hoping doesn’t mean that one daydreams, or fantasises. Or, becomes cynical when things don’t turn out the way one had wished. “Pessimism of … Continue reading

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Simmering discontent

Subscribe to ShahidulNews Eid at Shaheed Minar by rahnuma ahmed We’d mourned deaths from road accidents at central Shaheed Minar earlier as well. When we rallied in support of Viqarunnisa students protesting against school rape, we had risen to grieve … Continue reading

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Reflections on Women Development Policy and IOJ’s hartal

Subscribe to ShahidulNews by rahnuma ahmed Apnader naamte hobe, he said, after I’d mentioned the personal exigencies which led to my two-week absence from these pages. He’s a good friend, a careful and discerning reader of what I write. You … Continue reading

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Politics of Cultural Industries in the neo-Liberal Jomana…

Subscribe to ShahidulNews by rahnuma ahmed A vicious cyclone had struck the night before. Dawn, stillness. A calm and eerie light. I tagged behind my older brothers as they ventured out, gazing in awe at a neighbouring house, its roof … Continue reading

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Thou spoke with a man’s tongue, mananiya Prime Minister!

Subscribe to ShahidulNews By Rahnuma Ahmed Honouring Begum Rokeya, the prime minister Sheikh Hasina at Begum Rokeya Padak 2010 programme, Osmani Memorial Auditorium, Dhaka, December 9 2010. Photo: Yasin Kabir joy/focusbangla. crop: Mir Ashfaquzzaman Prime minister Sheikh Hasina, currently the … Continue reading

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`Revenge is sweet!’ The politics of eviction

Subscribe to ShahidulNews By Rahnuma Ahmed “…my revenge would be just another part of the same inexorable rite. I have to break that terrible chain.” (Isabel Allende, The House of the Spirit, 1982). But to break the “terrible chain” of vengeance, … Continue reading

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The Nation, or Chhatra League…?

By Rahnuma Ahmed Apnader kacche desh boro, na Chhatra League boro? If anyone had asked Awami League leaders this question right after the national elections in December 2008, they would have— without a shred of doubt—chorused, desh. Desh. In all … Continue reading

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